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   Old Thread  #12 24 Apr 2013 at 8.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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How long could you keep the tigers in the bucket for if you cook a batch up and don't use them all.
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   Old Thread  #11 24 Apr 2013 at 3.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Awesome, I just started using tigers, I bought a small pot of flavoured ones and fish over particle to some success but there is that bit of added satisfaction of catching on your own baits
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   Old Thread  #10 24 Apr 2013 at 3.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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At what stage in the non-fermentation process could I add a flavor?
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   Old Thread  #9 19 Apr 2011 at 3.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thank you very much. Very helpful and i will be experimenting with them. Got a 5 day session coming up so hopefully I will be able to find which works better for that lake.


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   Old Thread  #8 19 Apr 2011 at 1.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Arguably the most popular particle, tiger nuts can bring instant success. However, I would advise strongly against over baiting as this can have a detrimental effect on your fishing. Also, please be aware that if they are used to excess, tiger nuts can be dangerous to carp. As a rule of thumb, consider that a pound of prepared tiger nuts is plenty for a weekend trip.

It has always been believed that tiger nuts are at their best when they exude their sugars. This creates a sticky jelly-like substance that many anglers think carp cannot resist. However, recent results seem to indicate that, like many seeds, nuts and pulses, tigers are actually more effective when used fresh from the pan. The jury is still out on the 'yea or nay' concerning the fermentation process so here are two ways of preparing them, one with fermentation and one without.

With Fermentation:

1. Place one kilo of nuts in a sealable bucket and add 250g of ordinary sugar and 5ml of flavour (optional). For some reason, spice flavours seem to work better that any other kind.

2. Cover the nuts with boiling water then stir well, seal the bucket and allow the water to cool. Allow the nuts to soak for three to four days.

3. Transfer the tiger nuts, together with the liquid in which they have been soaking, to a large saucepan.

4. Bring to the boil and cook over a medium heat for 30 minutes. Please note: the water needs to boil fairly vigorously rather than just simmer.

5. Check from time to time to make sure that the water still covers the nuts during the boil and add more boiling water from a kettle if needed.

6. Transfer the cooked tiger nuts to a clean sealable bucket along with the water in which they have been boiled.

7. Finally place the bucket in a warm place and leave in the airing cupboard for three or four days. While in the warmth of the airing cupboard the dissolved sugar, now absorbed into the nuts, really starts to work and the water thickens as it ferments. The result is that a thick jelly forms around the nuts.

With fermentation – NOT for me these days.




Without Fermentation:

1. Pour boiling water over the tigers. Add nothing to the water at all.

2. After 24 hours change the water, wash the tigers thoroughly in a colander, then put them in a pan, bring the water to the boil and then simmer the nuts for 20-30 minutes.

3. Drain off the water and use them as soon as possible.

My preference is for the latter method (freshly cooked tiger nuts) and I use them within 24 hours of coming out of the boil process.

Fresh as possible…that’s how I like them!



To make high attract tiger nut hookbaits, take a small pot with a well fitting screw-on lid and ¾ fill it with tiger nuts. Add 10-15ml of your favourite flavour…



Now top up the pot with water and leave to soak. There is no need to boil as they are only going to be used as hookbaits. They will last at least 6 months like this.





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   Old Thread  #7 19 Apr 2011 at 1.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Drill em out and plug with cork....nice balanced ultra slow sinking single or double tiger fished over either 10 or so tigers out in the lake or over hemp with crushed and whole tigers... great margin bait litterally with 1 or 2 tigers chewed up and sprinkled over the top
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   Old Thread  #6 19 Apr 2011 at 9.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Whats the best way for tiger nuts then? Free offerings or on a hair rig.
If close to margins would it be fesiable to use them on a float.

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   Old Thread  #5 18 Apr 2011 at 10.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi for the cost and the fact you have never used tigers go for the already prepared tiger. You really don't need a lot. A tin lasts me months, I normally split into bags a keep them in the freezer. They shouldn't be used like boilies meaning don't throw handfuls in I tend to chop them and use small bags.
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   Old Thread  #4 18 Apr 2011 at 7.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Look on CCMoores website for slightly different Tigers..
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   Old Thread  #3 18 Apr 2011 at 6.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ok do they come in all these wounduful flavours or is it simply plain ones are better?


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   Old Thread  #2 18 Apr 2011 at 6.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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as u wont need to many there such a potent bait why not buy them already prepared great bait just use in moderation !
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   Old Thread  #1 18 Apr 2011 at 6.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Im going on trip in belguim. Been advise to use tiger nut. Not to much of them though as its seen its fair share over the years.
I have never used them before or even seen them in use as I am a beginer. Can anyone advise what to look fore and how to prep if neede please?
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